20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Other Classic Novels


By Jules Verne

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Writing in France in the nineteenth century, Jules Verne captured his era's fascination with adventure and exploration in a series of novels he referred to as his Voyages extraordinaires. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and Other Classic Novels is a unique compilation of six of Verne's best-known novels that extrapolate developing technology and scientific inquisitiveness into rousing adventures as exciting and provocative today as when they were first written.

  • FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON. By means of a hot-air balloon, Dr. Samuel Fergusson and company traverse Africa, a continent whose many marvels have yet to be fully appreciated by western civilization.

  • A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH. In a subterranean world accessed through a dormant volcano, explorers find a primeval land where the prehistoric still holds sway.

  • FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. By means of a giant cannon, members of the Balti-more Gun Club achieve the first manned expedition to the surface of the moon.

  • ROUND THE MOON. Having enjoyed their adventure, members of the first manned lunar expedition must now figure out how to return to Earth.

  • 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. Piloting his submarine, the Nautilus, Captain Nemo makes extraordinary discoveries of undersea flora and fauna, even as he plots to undermine the land-based civilization that he believes has betrayed him.

  • AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. When Phileas Fogg accepts the challenge to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days, even he cannot anticipate the exotic adventures his race will initiate.

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